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by pbar
Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: New Car Programme on TV Soon
Replies: 702
Views: 112311

Re: New Car Programme on TV Soon

Series 2 of Richard Hammonds Workshop starts tonight at 9pm on Quest, and repeated Sundays at 7pm! I quite enjoyed the first series so will watch this one too. Thank you Andy, I set it to tape. Funnily enough I've just been watching the first series as that's being repeated on Quest. Never appealed...
by pbar
Thu Mar 16, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rocker Cover - Any Model
Replies: 26
Views: 1851

Re: Rocker Cover - Any Model

Well, it was the latest Rocker Box Race meet last night, pics below. Mine's the Starsky & Hutch tribute (with working flashing siren!) It was really good fun. Thank you again Tom. https://i.postimg.cc/bwsPpzff/IMG-1546.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/yYfKMD5T/IMG-1547.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Vkp8N3zr/...
by pbar
Sun Mar 12, 2023 8:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

I think this has worked out actually. In brief I cut the pipe as close to the caliper as I could, replaced the caliper and put a new flare on the pipe in situ and it seems to have gone well. I bought a new flare tool of the proper DIN spec and the quality of flare when compared to the cheaper clamp ...
by pbar
Sun Mar 12, 2023 9:50 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Car brochures archive
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Car brochures archive

That's really interesting, nice find Tom.
by pbar
Wed Mar 08, 2023 9:07 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Bulk order Rear brake shoes (8inch drums)
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Bulk order Rear brake shoes (8inch drums)

Well said Martin. Respect.
by pbar
Tue Mar 07, 2023 9:42 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: SImoniz Chrome Cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: SImoniz Chrome Cleaner

Jasonmarie wrote: Sun Mar 05, 2023 10:38 pm People do collect tins , you could be on to a winner 👍👍👍

Guilty!
by pbar
Tue Mar 07, 2023 9:40 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Headlight washer relay
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Headlight washer relay

Mc Tool wrote: Tue Mar 07, 2023 1:32 am
T.M. wrote: Sun Mar 05, 2023 12:23 pm
So it starts to squirt and ends immediately.


Thanks.

Tom
prostrate 😆

It's prostate :)
by pbar
Sun Mar 05, 2023 8:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: SImoniz Chrome Cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 228

Re: SImoniz Chrome Cleaner

That's great Tom, I like that. And well done for spotting it in The Professionals!
by pbar
Sat Mar 04, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: How do they justify high insurance admin fee
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: How do they justify high insurance admin fee

Adrian Flux were a nightmare when I made a claim with them once, I'd put anyone off from using them. Just ring Lancaster and ask them to lower it, they will.
by pbar
Sat Mar 04, 2023 5:54 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: CAPRI TURBO TAIL
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: CAPRI TURBO TAIL

I don't think it is reasonable.
by pbar
Thu Mar 02, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

Bug wrote: Thu Mar 02, 2023 8:36 pm Yes. I wouldn't trust clingfilm not to break and leave bits in there though. I used to cut open a freezer bag so it was just one thickness.

Great, might try that as I think I will have to change more than I bargained for. Thanks.
by pbar
Thu Mar 02, 2023 3:34 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

Bug wrote: Thu Mar 02, 2023 12:57 pm Yeah, you can still do it with a bigger bit of poly bag so it goes round it.

Hi Martin, do you mean allow the poly/clingfilm, etc. to 'sag' underneath the level indicator/gubbins, so you have a sort of U shape in effect, which then comes up and out under the cap/threads.
by pbar
Thu Mar 02, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

Paul, if you get stuck PM me your address and I'll make you a new pipe F.O.C. P. You are a real gent, thank you Paul, that offer is very much appreciated. It's not a Capri job I'm doing by the way, it's another vehicle of similar age. Latest update - I cut the pipe close to the caliper, and was abl...
by pbar
Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:22 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

Thanks, yes that's what I thought, hopefully only lose half an inch or so and it is indeed S shaped so I'm thinking I should be able to expand the shape by that amount to fit a new nut and flare. Here's hoping!
by pbar
Sun Feb 26, 2023 9:11 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

Thanks, I can't do what you suggest for reasons I've explained. I hope to be able to cut the pipe close to the caliper, fit a new nut and flare in situ, and replace the caliper.
by pbar
Sat Feb 25, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

Thanks Peter, I would need to bleed the whole system then though I assume, whereby just disconnecting at the caliper means hopefully just bleeding that one when replaced.

Anyone know for certain if joining the pipes, as mentioned above, is MOT allowable?
by pbar
Sat Feb 25, 2023 12:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

No because it is seized at the flexi also, and that is seized at the next union, etc. So it means chasing it further up the vehicle and changing a lot, which I can do but right now I'm wanting something quicker as I need to get it moving. Don't want to join it though if the tester says no you can't ...
by pbar
Sat Feb 25, 2023 9:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

Thanks Paul, as usual traditional old school methods are the best then, I just always worry when clamping them that the inner will collapse or something and never recover, especially on old ones. I do have a caliper to remove on a vehicle, or rather hack off as the unions are seized. Do you know ple...
by pbar
Fri Feb 24, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Remove Caliper - Fluid Loss

I always thought the usual method of preventing fluid loss when removing a caliper,etc. was to clamp the flexi brake hose, but I've read online that all you need to do is wedge the brake pedal half way down, as this places the master cylinder seal past the port and no fluid will be lost. It's like p...
by pbar
Sun Feb 19, 2023 9:00 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Anyone know Clint Brady?
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Anyone know Clint Brady?

Thank you guys. I did send him an E-mail a few days ago actually. No reply again yet though.